New women’s clothing stores open at La Plaza in Atascadero

Erica Garate of Atascadero poses in front of her new women’s clothing boutique, Ametza. The store opened at La Plaza in Atascadero in October 2022. Courtesy Erica Garate Two new women’s clothing boutiques have opened in downtown Atascadero, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Since opening at the new La Plaza development in … Read more

Kearney Rescue Cats is the cat’s meow, works to reduce population of stray, feral cats

Police are searching for a serial cat killer who has poisoned 30 stray felines and dumped them in a village in Thailand. Officers found the rotting corpses inside five sacks buzzing with flies when locals complained about the smell in Nakhon Pathom province on Nov. 9. The creatures reportedly lived at an abandoned house next … Read more

Paeroa graduate vet recipient of career-boosting scheme

Melissa says VBS for Veterinarians is important because it encourages graduates to look further than the main cities for work. Waikato-based veterinary graduate Melissa Veltman is to receive $55,000 over five years through a scheme developed to kick-start young vets’ careers and to help combat the shortage of animal health specialists in New Zealand. 32 … Read more

Why It’s So Hard to Find a Veterinarian These Days

When Michelle Stokes noticed a necrotic wound on her cat, Jellyfish, last July, she and her husband had to call about 50 vets before finding one that could squeeze them in. The local emergency animal hospital was so backed up that it said the wound—serious but not yet life-threatening—wasn’t really an emergency. Jellyfish didn’t have … Read more

More vets specializes in pet palliative care amid growing demand for end-of-life treatment for cats and dogs

Georgina Morrison named her dog Vegas after “the happiest place on Earth”. “He is very much like me — aloof with strangers. He’s lazy. He likes to sleep all day long,” she said. Ms Morrison moved to the United States when Vegas was four.(Supplied: Georgina Morrison) In June, the 12-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback was diagnosed with … Read more

Kennel cough is on the rise across dog parks. Here’s what you need to know about the virus

Ten-month-old Otto was a regular at his local dog park on the Sunshine Coast until he suddenly developed a “retching” cough. The German shepherd cross husky’s owner Tegan Maskell woke in the early hours one morning after hearing her dog “hacking” every five minutes. “We actually thought he was vomiting,” she said. “I was really … Read more

weird and furry | Borneo Bulletin Online

THE WASHINGTON POST – Dogs and cats often act in amusing and bewildering ways. Sometimes science can explain their behavior. Other times, their driver may need a vet visit. And, occasionally, there is no logic for what they are doing, or why they are doing it. The Washington Post invited readers to submit photos and … Read more

AWAY FROM HOME? How to make sure your pets are well cared for | Lifestyles

One of the most difficult parts of planning a trip is finding great pet care when your dog or cat can’t go with you. Options include hiring a professional pet sitter to come into your home once or twice a day, boarding your pet in a pet sitter’s home, leaving pets at a boarding kennel … Read more

Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth Is a Great Idea Until You Actually Try It

On the list of perfect pet parents, Mikel Delgado, a professional feline-behavior consultant, probably ranks high. The Ph.D. expert in animal cognition spends half an hour each evening playing with her three torbie cats, Ruby, Coriander, and Professor Scribbles. She’s trained them to take pills in gelatin capsules, just in case they eventually need meds. … Read more